Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Portuguese translation of “expect”

See all translations

expect

verb
 
/ɪkˈspekt/
B1 to think that something will happen
esperar, supor
He didn’t expect to see me. I expect that she’ll be very angry about this.
be expecting someone/something B1 to be waiting for someone or something to arrive
estar esperando alguém/algo
We’ve been expecting you.
to think that someone should do a particular thing
esperar, ter expectativa
You will be expected to work some weekends.
be expecting to be going to have a baby
estar grávida
I’m expecting my first baby in May.
I expect (that)… mainly UK used to show that you think that something is true
eu espero (que)…
“Will you be coming to the party?” “I expect so.”
(Definition of expect from the Cambridge English-Portuguese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “expect” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

escapism

a way of avoiding an unpleasant or boring life, especially by thinking, reading, etc. about more exciting but impossible activities

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

showrooming noun

February 23, 2015
the activity of examining a product in a physical store and then making the purchase with an online retailer Amazon’s new smartphone is specifically designed to make showrooming fast and easy.

Read More